Heatwaves Factsheet

Oct 03, 2007 - 7:30am

Heatwaves are among the most under recognised natural hazard in Australia. Between 1803 and 1992 heatwaves caused more fatalities than either tropical cyclones or floods.

Recent assessments suggest extreme temperatures currently contribute to the deaths of more than 1,000 people aged over 65 each year in Australia every year.

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